Cebu City Fire Department looking into fire that razed UP Cebu canteen

By: Alven Marie Timtim - CDN Digital | June 02,2020 - 07:30 PM

An early morning fire razed the canteen of UP Cebu on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. | contributed photo Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Department is investigating the fire that burned down the canteen of the University of the Philippines Cebu on Monday dawn, June 2, 2020.

According to Senior Fire Officer 3 Hermes Molina, investigator of the case, initial investigations showed that the fire started in the maintenance building beside the canteen.

The damages caused by the fire was estimated at P80,000. A dorm manager identified as Zenaida Tabucanon sustained a minor knee injury during the incident.

Molina said they could not yet determine what exactly caused the fire as they continue to investigate the incident.

Molina said they are verifying reports someone was seen burning something near the area where the fire started.

The fire that was reported at 2:57 a.m. and was put under control at 3:12 a.m. Fire out was declared at 3:29 a.m. /bmjo

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